Supervision of Midwives
What is a Supervisor of Midwives?
Supervisors of midwives are experienced midwives who undergo additional education and training and are appointed by the Local Supervising Authority.
What do we do?
They support practising midwives to provide excellence in care. They are also able to support women and are available for you to discuss any aspects of your maternity care.
How can we help?
The supervisory team is committed to the provision of a maternity service that is sensitive and responsive to the diverse needs of the local population. You can contact a supervisor to discuss any aspect of your maternity care.
Philosophy of Supervision
The values of the supervisory team aim to enable midwives to be confident and competent practitioners, well equipped to provide the highest standards of evidence based midwifery care which is individualised and family centred.
If you raise concerns with a supervisor of midwives it will be discussed in confidence and in a sympathetic manner.
The role of the supervisor of midwives is complementary to but different from the role of the midwifery manager.
Any discussion you have with a supervisor of midwives is separate to the Trust's complaints procedure.
How to contact a Supervisor of Midwives
To contact a Supervisor of Midwives please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the hospital switchboard on 0845 111 4000 and ask for the Supervisor of Midwives on call.
If you need to contact a Supervisor of Midwives urgently you can do so by contacting the hospital switchboard on 0845 111 4000 and asking them to page the on-call Supervisor of Midwives, leaving your name and contact details. The on-call Supervisor of Midwives will then contact you.
For more information about the role of a Supervisor of Midwives please visit www.londonlsa.org.uk.
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